Bihar Announces Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Surge Across India: What Is Open, What Is Shut

INDIA Team Latestly|

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a series of restrictions including night curfew across the state, as Covid-19 cases showed a sharp spike. Over the last 24 hours, Bihar recorded 8,690 cases, an all-time high. Total caseload is more than 3 lakh. Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar said, "Night curfew will remain in place across Bihar from 9 pm to 5 am”. Migrant labourers from the state have been asked to return as soon as possible. Containment zones will be created, reports of RT-PCR tests will be given on time, supplies of oxygen & medicine will be arranged, the Chief Minister told reporters. The state, he added, will also monitor people who are on home isolation and in containment zones. All shops selling vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat will be closed by 6 pm. Restaurants & dhabas to be operational for home delivery and take away services till 9 pm. Schools, colleges and other educational institutes will remain closed. No examination will be held by state-run schools and universities till May 15.

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